It's interesting how much people's opinions on this movie vary-- I wonder if it makes a big difference whether people saw them in the theater when they were first coming out or if they saw them all later on TV or video.
The first Batman movie I saw in the theater was Batman Begins
, which is still my favorite of the bunch.
I found the earlier movies disappointing after seeing that, though I enjoyed Batman Returns
for the atmosphere and feeling it created.
I thought that Batman & Robin
was terrible, and I was surprised to find that Batman Forever
wasn't much better.
I can understand that some enjoy Batman Forever
's variety of silliness (though I think the 60s series and movie did it much, much better), but I don't understand why the people who do seem to hate Batman & Robin
so much; the two movies seem pretty similar to me. Corny jokes, villains making tons of puns, flashy colors, impossible architecture-- very much a comic book feel.